Calendar of Events

  • Sat
    10
    Jan
    2015

    12:30pm – 2:30pmTillamook

    Hands-on pruning practice and instruction on growing blueberries. Read More…

  • Sat
    17
    Jan
    2015

    10:00am – 2:00pmNehalem

    A gathering of ideas to grow our farm economy. Facilitated discussions on community investing, access to capital, land access, and agritourism. Read More…

  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015

    2:30pm – 4:30pmNehalem

    Delicious pies!  A fundraiser for Food Roots and the White Clover Grange. Read More…

  • Fri
    20
    Feb
    2015
    Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015

    5pm Fri. to 11am Sun.Oceanside, OR

    Featuring structured and spontaneous discussion, troubleshooting and problem solving, creativity, and moral support.  Read more…

  • Mon
    23
    Feb
    2015

    3pm to 5pmOSU Extension office, Tillamook

    Bring soil to assess the soil texture. Hands-on soil sampling demo will prepare you to submit a soil sample for nutrient analysis. Read more… 

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015

    7pm – 9pmKiawanda Community Center, Pacific City

    Fun and lively pie auction followed by an all-you-can-eat pie and ice cream feast, all for just $10 at the door! In addition, we’ll have beer and wine for sale … read more
  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2015

    3 to 5pmOSU Extension Office, Tillamook

    Learn about fertilizer and amendment options. Bring your own soil analysis results to class … read more

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

    10 am to NoonOSU Learning Garden, Tillamook

    Potting media comparison and strategies for staring your summer garden from seed… read more

  • Wed
    01
    Apr
    2015

    3 to 5 pmPort of Tillamook Bay conference room

    Be a part of determining how the Food Roots hoop house space at the Port of Tillamook Bay will be used in the coming years… read more

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015

    12:45pm to 2:15pmTillamook County Fairgrounds

    What to consider if you’re thinking about putting up a hoop house, from structure options to suit various purposes, to cost and installation. Read more…

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2015

    5:30pm to 7:00pmOSU Extension Office, 2204 4th Street, Tillamook OR 97141

    Seed to Supper is a free, comprehensive, 5-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Brought to TillamookSeed-to-Supper image County by Food Roots, Seed to Supper is a joint effort of Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and the Oregon State University Extension Service. The course is open to adult participants, with first priority given to those living on a low income (defined as $1,945 per month or less.) Those who are not low income will be given second priority, enrolled as space permits. Participants are asked to commit to attending all five classes, which run once a week and last 90 minutes to two hours.

    As a participant, you’ll learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty. Participants receive a free gardening book and certificate of completion, as well as seeds, plant starts, and other goodies as available.

    Registration is required! For full information and to register, visit our Seed to Supper page.

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  • Sat
    16
    May
    2015

    10am – 12pmWhite Clover Grange, 36585 Highway 53, Nehalem OR 97131

    Seed to Supper is a free, comprehensive, 5-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Brought to TillamookSeed-to-Supper image County by Food Roots, Seed to Supper is a joint effort of Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and the Oregon State University Extension Service. The course is open to adult participants, with first priority given to those living on a low income (defined as $1,945 per month or less.) Those who are not low income will be given second priority, enrolled as space permits. Participants are asked to commit to attending all five classes, which run once a week and last 90 minutes to two hours.

    As a participant, you’ll learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty. Participants receive a free gardening book and certificate of completion, as well as seeds, plant starts, and other goodies as available.

    Registration is required! For full information and to register, visit our Seed to Supper page.

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  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015

    10 am to NoonAlder Creek Farm, Nehalem

    Chris Konieczka will lead this workshop on growing vegetables you can harvest in the fall, winter, and on into the spring. We’ll use the Alder Creek community garden as an example and share coastal specific information gathered from local farmers and gardeners. Early August is the time to start the autumn round of production. Join us to learn more about planning, simple and sophisticated strategies, varieties, and planting times for vegetable harvests in the cooler months.

    Photo credit www.rodalesorganiclife.com

    Photo credit www.rodalesorganiclife.com

    Chris Konieczka is the ‘Urban Agriculture’ faculty instructor for the Clackamas Community College Horticulture department, and prior to that, worked as a Small Farms University Extension educator. He also worked for two years at an exemplary farm, Horton Road Organics, in the foothills of the Coast Range outside of Eugene, Oregon. He is interested in increasing the amount of food produced and consumed close to home.

    Cost: $10
    This workshop made possible by funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program North Coast Grown project.
    Picnic lunch: (optional) Bring a lunch and stay for ongoing discussion after the workshop. 
    Registration: Please pay online by clicking the following PayPal “Pay Now” button or RSVP to the contact information below. 

    Location: Meet at the barn at Alder Creek community garden. Drive to the end of Underhill Lane, off of Hwy 101 between Nehalem and Manzanita
    For more information: Email northcoastgrown@foodrootsnw.org or call 503-815-2800

     

    Hosted by Food Roots’ North Coast Grown project

  • Sun
    02
    Aug
    2015

    10 am to NoonAlder Creek Farm, Nehalem

    Anita Azarenko, of OSU and La Mancha Orchard & Ranch, will ​cover ​practical considerations for establishing a home orchard, including advice on site prep, cultivar selection, irrigation and other considerations for installing an orchard on the north coast of Oregon.​ Join us to learn more about growing apples and other tree fruits in our coastal region.​

    Photo credit: Broken Banjo Photography

    Photo credit: Broken Banjo Photography

    Anita will feature a case-study of Peace Crops farm, located in the Nehalem Valley, in order to tailor the information presented to our local climate, soils, and community. We will also tour the established fruit trees at the Alder Creek community garden.

    Anita Azarenko has over 30 years of experience with tree fruit and hazelnut farming systems. Her research and publications have focused on:
                ▪  Integrated and organic tree fruit farming systems.
                ▪  Orchard floor management systems.
                ▪  Mineral nutrition of fruit trees,
                ▪  Fruit tree cultivar and root stock performance
    Anita and her husband also grow certified organic fruit & hazelnuts in Linn County, Oregon. As La Mancha Farm & Ranch they sell at several farmers markets in the Willamette Valley, select retailers, and at their own farm store.

    Cost: $10
    This workshop made possible by funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program North Coast Grown project.
    Registration: Please pay online by clicking the following PayPal “Pay Now” button or RSVP to the contact information below.

    Location: Meet at the barn at Alder Creek community garden.  Drive to the end of Underhill Lane, off of Hwy 101 between Nehalem and Manzanita
    Presented by: 

    Food Roots’ North Coast Grown project and the Lower Nehalem Community Trust

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  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015

    6:30pm – 8:30pmLa Biblioteca de Tillamook, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook

    Food Roots está ofreciendo un curso gratuito de cultivo doméstico de verduras, Siembra la Cena. Este curso para adultos, desarrollado por el Oregon State University Extension y el Oregon Food Bank, se va a enseñar completamente en español. Aprenda métodos de cultivo específicos a esta región, cómo cultivar ciertas verduras durante el otoño y el invierno, y cómo preparar sus camas de jardín para la próxima primavera.

    Qué: Curso de cuatro clases de cultivo doméstico de verduras en español para adultos, lecciones adaptadas a cultivar en esta región. Por favor, planée asistir a todas las 4 clases.

    Cuándo: Los miércoles 12/8, 19/8, 26/8, 2/9, de 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Dónde: La Biblioteca de Tillamook, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook, OR, en la sala del primer piso (Hatfield Room)

    Quíén: Abierto y gratis para todos adultos. Todos participantes se quedan con el libro del curso, semillas gratis, ¡y más!

    Cómo: Es necesario inscribirse. Contacte a Katie Gardner para obtener un formulario o para inscribirse por teléfono: 484-888-6600; katie.gardner@foodrootsnw.orgO Haga clic aquí para inscribirse por internet.

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  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015

    6:30pm – 8:30pmTillamook Public Library, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook

    Food Roots is offering a free, four-class course on low-cost home vegetable gardening for Spanish speakers, Siembra la Cena. This course for adults, developed by OSU Extension and the Oregon Food Bank, will be taught completely in Spanish.  Learn growing methods specific to this region, how to grow certain vegetables during the fall and winter, and how to prepare your garden beds for the Spring.

    What: Four-class course on low-cost home vegetable gardening methods, taught in Spanish.  Lessons adapted to growing in this region.  Please plan on attending all four classes.

    When: Wednesdays, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Where: Tillamook Public Library, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook, OR, in the Hatfield room on the first floor.

    Who: Open and free for all Spanish-speaking adults.  All participants get to keep their course book, free seeds, and more!

    How: It’s necessary to register for the course.  Please contact Katie Gardner to sign-up by phone or to obtain a registration form: 484-888-6600; katie.gardner@foodrootsnw.org. Or Click here to register online.

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